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Price Check- Bally Test Fixture


By tomdrum

69 days ago



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    #1 69 days ago

    Looking a Bally test fixture. Homemade in a pinball lower cabinet with legs and casters. Looks very well made with everything labeled. Comes with a complete set of boards and displays.

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    #2 69 days ago

    $250-$400, maybe? The size is going to be an issue.

    #3 69 days ago

    The boards, transformers and displays are over $250 alone.

    #4 69 days ago

    Sometimes the individual parts are worth more than the whole thing.

    If you can modify it so that it is a stand-alone fixture, rather than part of a body cabinet, it would probably be more desirable. It's just going to take up too much space as it sits (I'm guessing that's part of the reason you might be selling it?). Most test fixtures are countertop units, and they can be stored away when not in use.

    Otherwise, it looks like a nice fixture.

    #5 69 days ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    The boards, transformers and displays are over $250 alone.

    The issue is no one cares what something cost to build or the time it takes. They just look at the value of that item to them. Being very honest,, looking at it, my question would be why waste the space on something as big as a machine when I could just put the boards into a machine to test them?

    I had a nice set of the "original" Bally testers and sold them because of the wasted space. Pinitech makes little portable testers that help locate most issues and they will fit in a box the size of a shoe box. Why have something this big in limited space.

    As far as DIY tool that helps you - great - but as far as building it to sell I doubt there would be interest at any price just because space is a huge issue for most people in the hobby.

    #6 69 days ago

    It's part of an estate sale purchase which includes a project game and a bunch of parts from a guy who was in coin-op repair for 60 years. Pinball parts are just common repair stuff. A buddy wants it and the size isn't a concern since he has lots of room for it. I just want to value it fairly. Also the seller has lots of jukebox parts, several non working video games, 4 Magna Touch units, a late 50's Keeny's Big Top slot and assorted video game parts I'm passing on if anyone has a interest.

    #7 69 days ago

    Since you are thinking about selling it to a friend I would just pass it along for the value of the boards & displays. I think that would be "a fair value" on it. In a way the rest is really just time & scrap wood!

    It would be a shame to just scrap it but I doubt many people would be interested in it for much more than the value of the boards.

    #8 69 days ago

    its worth bulk ( not seperate) parts value. price it based on a low end project game with no backglass and the playfield shot to bits.

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